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Thursday Morning Fly By: Andrew MacDonald would look real nice as a Penguin, eh?

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

*Oh, no. [BSH]

*Our T25U25 continues at #24. Tyrell Goulbourne. No comment. [BSH]

*Adam Gretz reminds us that even though the Edmonton Oilers just nabbed a potential generational talent, it's wise to quell expectations regarding their success in this coming season. [CBS Sports]

*The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying something new: a contract database hosted on their official team website. While it's not as robust as some of the crowdsourced options available, it's a start. [Columbus Blue Jackets]

*TheScore's Justin Bourne had a couple comments concerning the perceived perils using rate stats yesterday. Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert responded. This is what's left to talk about in August. [Yahoo! Sports]

*NHL expansion process moves on to second phase for Quebec, Las Vegas. [CBC]

*NHL ordered to hand over documents in ongoing concussion lawsuit. [ESPN]

*Brought to my attention by Sean McIndoe, this article on MLB trade deadline strategy is interesting in the fact that it has plenty of implications for hockey as well. The basic premise? Teams should either aggressively buy or sell at the deadline. No middle ground. [FiveThirtyEight]

*A recap of Team USA's 5-4 OT win over Finland at the NJECs. [USA Hockey]

*A new species of spider was just discovered. It looks pretty dang cool. [Gizmodo]